166 Pakistani pilots working in 10 countries have valid licences: aviation authority
ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has validated credentials of 166 Pakistani pilots, out of 176, as ‘genuine and certified’ on the requests received from ten countries.
This was stated by spokesman of the Aviation Division Abdul Sattar Khokhar in a press statement in Islamabad.
He said the process for remaining ten pilots will be concluded by next week.
A large number of countries including the European Union, United Kingdom, United States and others have banned Pakistan International Airline flights from Pakistan after controversy regarding pilots holding fake licenses surfaced.
On Jul 11, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Chief Executive Officer of PIA , Air Marshal (retd) Arshad Malik to expedite restructuring plan of the the national flag carrier and present him a framework in a week’s time.
Talking to the CEO of Pakistan International Airlines, who had called on him here in Islamabad, the prime minister had asked him to undertake the restructuring in consultation with his Advisor on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain.